Angelfish disability program

Many people with disability have limited options when it comes to participating in fitness activities. Fortunately, swimming is a skill that most of us can develop and enjoy.

Our award-winning Angelfish program is an inclusive and integrated swimming program for people living with a disability.

These classes are for children aged 3 years through to adults and cost the same as our mainstream classes. The Angelfish Program provides swimmers with a lifelong skill that enables them to get involved with a wide range of aquatic activities.

About the program

Initial tuition is provided on a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio where the instructor assesses readiness for integration into a mainstream class. Integration is achieved gradually and the instructor remains with the student throughout this process. Once integration has been achieved the instructor continues to work as an aide within the mainstream class.

We have a large range of specialised equipment and communication resources available, as well as appropriately trained instructors, and a high level of support from our Swim School administration and deck customer service team.

Awards & Recognition

The Angelfish Program has been recognised with many awards and grants including:

  • Australian Swim Schools Association Inclusive Swimming Award (2017)
  • Finalist in the National Disability Awards for Excellence in Accessible Communities (2013)
  • Variety WA Grant for Inclusive Programs (2011)
  • Swim Australia Outstanding Community Service Award (2010)
  • 92.9 radio station sponsorship for equipment and training (2010)
  • Finalist in the Disability Services Commission Count us in Awards for Excellence in Access and Inclusion (2009) 
  • Healthway Grant: Expanding Physical Activity Opportunities for People with Disabilities (2008)

Fees & Enrolment

All payments are in the form of regular direct debits every four weeks from your nominated bank account.

All new enrolments incur a $10.00 administration fee and re-enrolments incur a $5.00 administration fee.

Health Care Concession cardholders receive a 15% discount on fees.

PAYMENT (EVERY 4 WEEKS)
Angelfish Disability Program $67.80
Special needs private class $116.00

Click here to view our available classes and enrol.

Get in touch with us

Our Swim School Administration is open 9:00am - 6:00pm on weekdays, 8:30am - 1:15pm on Saturdays and 8:30am - 12:45pm on Sundays.

If you have any questions, give us a call on 08 9273 6082 or email swimschool@vincent.wa.gov.au

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a timetable available?

Our lessons run Monday-Sunday, depending on the age and level.

You can view our available classes on our Online Portal.

Otherwise, contact our friendly Swim School administration team on 08 9273 6082 or email swimschool@vincent.wa.gov.au for more information on classes.

Do you offer make-up lessons?

We do not offer make-up lessons, but the great news is we do offer complimentary practice passes for any missed lessons.

These are able to be used for general entry to use any of the pool facilities and are automatically added to your card once you have missed a lesson. For more information on complimentary practice passes please click here.

How will I know when my child is ready to move up a level?

When students are ready to move classes, the teacher will advise the parent/guardian of the new level and then direct you to the friendly Swim School reception where you can move to the next available level.

You can also check our Online Portal to see if your child is ready to move up.

Can we swim before or after lessons?

Yes, absolutely!

We happily welcome all our students to swim and practice their skills before and/or after their lessons. Your fees include entry to Beatty Park on the day of the lesson, allowing you to enjoy our pools before and after lessons.

Please be aware that if the student is under 5 then a parent/guardian must accompany and stay within arms length of the children when leisure swimming.

Can parents/guardians and siblings swim during the child's lesson?

Yes, parents, accompanying guardians and/or siblings are able to access the indoor and outdoor pools during their child/children's swim lessons as per the following conditions; Each child’s swim lesson enrolment provides access of one free swim for an accompanying adult, however any additional adults/children will need to pay normal swim entry fees at reception.

Please click here for Beatty Park's entry prices

What if the class I want is unavailable?

If the class that you want is unavailable, a Swim School team member will contact you to discuss alternative options such as offering you another day/time or waitlisting you for a position in your preferred class.

Do you run by school terms?

We are a continuous program, and classes are offered from late January to mid December without breaking for any school holidays.

Research has shown that this type of perpetual program is fundamental in effectively teaching students. 

Can I pay cash for lessons?

Unfortunately we do not have an option for cash payments. Our direct debit system is set up for payments every four weeks from either credit card or cheque/savings accounts. 

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes, you can cancel at any time.

Please inform us in writing if you'd like to cancel prior to your next direct debit or send us cancellation of direct debit form, at least 48 hours prior to your next scheduled direct debit payment. Please note that unfortunately if you miss this cut off period, you may have up to four more lessons before ending your time with us as payments are made four weeks in advance.

You can email us at swimschool@vincent.wa.gov.au